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Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation Jorgensen, Timothy J. 9780691165035 John Wiley & Sons - książka

    

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Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation

More than ever before, radiation is a part of our modern daily lives. We own radiation-emitting phones, regularly get diagnostic x-rays, such as mammograms, and submit to full-body security scans at airports. We worry and debate about the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the safety of nuclear power plants. But how much do we really know about radiation? And what are its actual dangers? An accessible blend of narrative history and science, Strange Glow describes mankind's extraordinary, thorny relationship with radiation, including the hard-won lessons of how radiation helps and harms our health. Timothy Jorgensen explores how our knowledge of and experiences with radiation in the last century can lead us to smarter personal decisions about radiation exposures today.

Jorgensen introduces key figures in the story of radiation--from Wilhelm Roentgen, the discoverer of x-rays, and pioneering radioactivity researchers Marie and Pierre Curie, to Thomas Edison and the victims of the recent Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident. Tracing the most important events in the evolution of radiation, Jorgensen explains exactly what radiation is, how it produces certain health consequences, and how we can protect ourselves from harm. He also considers a range of practical scenarios such as the risks of radon in our basements, radiation levels in the fish we eat, questions about cell-phone use, and radiation's link to cancer. Jorgensen empowers us to make informed choices while offering a clearer understanding of broader societal issues.

Investigating radiation's benefits and risks, Strange Glow takes a remarkable look at how, for better or worse, radiation has transformed our society.



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Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation
Kategorie: Inne
Kategorie BISAC:
Science > History
Science > Radiation
Science > History
Wydawca: John Wiley & Sons
Język: Angielski
ISBN-13: 9780691165035
Rok wydania: 2016
Ilość stron: 512
Waga: 0.81 kg
Wymiary: 23.62 x 16.51 x 3.81 cm
Oprawa: Twarda
Wolumenów: 01




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